Saturday, August 6, 2011

white chocolate chunk cookies with orange zest and nutella

who wants cookies??????????

me meme
i do!

let's pretend we are sitting indian style eating them together while they're still warm and gooey from the oven.

White Chocolate Chunk Cookies with Orange Zest and Nutella
adapted from Bill Yosses's chocolate chip cookie recipe in the Perfect Finish

some things about making these..i was going to add hazelnuts to the dough, but i didn't have any. if you have some, throw those in there. also. the difference between good white chocolate and not good white chocolate is major. make sure your white chocolate contains cocoa butter and is ivory not white! callebaut, valrhona, guittard, and lindt are all great kinds. even if you're one of those folk who "doesn't like" white chocolate, the good stuff is luxurious. use a bar and give it a rough chop. no chips! it makes all the difference. totes, man. 

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 stick butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup nutella
2 large eggs, room temperature
1 tsp vanilla
zest of 1 orange
8 oz white chocolate, chopped
4 oz bittersweet chocolate
sea salt for sprinkling

preheat oven to 375. line a few baking sheets with parchment. sift the flour, baking soda, salt. in a bowl with an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugars. add the nutella and beat until smooth. beat in the eggs one at a time, then the vanilla and zest. gradually add the flour mixture on low speed until the dough comes together. stir in the chocolate pieces. drop heaping tablespoons of dough 2 inches apart on the cookie sheets, flatten them slightly, and sprinkle each with sea salt. 
bake until lightly browned, 8 to 10 minutes. 


  1. Ooooh, I haven't thought of this combination before. White chocolate and nutella is good already but what a perfect idea to cut the sweetness with some orange zest. Can't wait to try these out!

  2. Julia, your white chocolate chunk cookies with orange zest sounds scrumptious! Thank you for leaving such a sweet comment. I would relish, if you have the time checking out my new business page

  3. Yumm.. I love the choco chunk - orange zest combo! I have a similar recipe and I love them so much :D I had completely forgotten about them until now.

  4. Wowza! These look awesome. I'm not usually one for the orange chocolate combo, but I think with the white chocolate chips, they would have to be successful! These look great!

  5. Sorry to anon-comment, but I am so in love with this idea right now. What does a stick of butter translate to in grams? My life pretty much depends on making these cookies. XD

  6. don't be sorry in the least i love getting these lovely comments! thanks to google i now know that 1 stick of butter is equal to 113 grams. now go go bake!

  7. Julia - these should back well on their flight back to New York???

  8. oops sorry I meant that these cookies should hold up well on their flight back to New York with your bff

  9. they look so crunchy and delicious! Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe with us!

  10. I never thought of putting white chocolate in our cookies. My kids love chocolate chip cookies but never try the white chocolate. I think we really need to try this one.

  11. you most definitely should they are heaven! then again, most cookies are

  12. You sound mental, I like it. And I like cookies. I am defo gonna make these on the weekend! Thanks for sharing!

  13. we just tried these tonight! Soooo good! they remind me of a chocolate orange! Def. a recipe I'll share!